Environment grant winners

johnboy 1 September 2010

Simon Corbell has announced the lucky community groups who’ve won environment grants:

    — Southern ACT Catchment Group ACT Community Weed Control Assistance – strategic weed control assistance to ACT rural landholders and community landcare through training and a weed spray trailer – $20,000

    — Greening Australia Capital Region Supporting our Schools, Naturally – expansion of school engagement in native plant propagation and planting events – $19,800

    — Ginninderra Catchment Group Restoring Native Grasses to the Understory of The Pinnacle – research project studying nutrient levels for the improved restoration of box-gum grassy woodlands – $18,890

    — Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park Inc Growing our Natural and Cultural Capital, Stage 2 of the Southern Tableland Ecosystems Park Project – development of a Master Plan, community planting day and monitoring workshop for the STEP at the Canberra International Arboretum – $16,058

    — ACT Electric Vehicle Council ACT Electric Vehicle Open Day – field day to promote alternative transport – $16,000

    — Molonglo Catchment Group Seeing Grasslands – photographic exhibition to promote grasslands – $15,000

    — Molonglo Catchment Group Molonglo Bush on the Boundary – establishment of a Bush on the Boundary Group for the Molonglo Valley, including community engagement, communications and monitoring plans – $14,250

    — A Chorus of Women Canberra Conversations – community engagement events on topics relating to climate change and sustainability – $12,000

    — Canberra Organic Growers Society Inc Developing Community Gardens in the ACT – conference on community gardening – $11,500

    — Lions Youth Haven Trees in Trouble – partnership between children at risk and the community focusing on protecting trees in paddocks – $10,000

    — SEE-Change Inc 2020 Vision: How Will We Change? – education project to encourage young people to develop their vision for the ACT in 2020, to include roadshows to be taken to schools – $10,000

    — Southern ACT Catchment Group Brindabella Banding – support to continue long-term volunteer monitoring of birds and mammals in the Brindabella Ranges – $10,000

    — Canberra Ornithologists Group ACT Grassy Woodlands (Threatened) Species Bird Monitoring project – bird survey to understand bird behaviour with changes in habitat – $8,900

    — Greening Australia Capital Region What Farmers Want forum – forum for landholders, bringing together farmers, policy officers, researchers and extension workers focusing on what farmers need to be more sustainable in their use of the land – $8,000

    — Molonglo Catchment Group Reprint of Biodiversity Education Materials – reprinting of the Glove Box Guide to Water Plants in the ACT, the Molonglo Catchment Weed Information Pack and the Glove Box Guide to Frogs of the ACT and Region – $6,131

    — Conservation Council ACT Region Inc Expansion of the Bush-on-the Boundary Groups – establishment of groups at Jerrabomberra-Eastlake and in the Tuggeranong Valley – $6,085

    — Conservation Volunteers Tidbinbilla A to Z – a 32-page book promoting the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and aimed at young children – $5,131

    — Belconnen Model Aero Club Crace Grassland Restoration – consolidation and maintenance of grasslands – $3,700

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